As a spam prevention measure, new members have reduced permissions. In addition, to encourage participation in the forum, as members become more active the permissions gradually increase.
It is also possible to purchase account upgrades. These grant further benefits, and any such members are identified by coloured user names and banners.
The following information explains what permissions and benefits are available at each stage, determined by the number of posts made and how long since registering.
All new members have limited permissions, but can post in the forum and on profiles with the following restrictions:
After 3 posts, the permissions increase slightly as follows:
After a further 22 posts and being registered for at least 30 days, the following changes are applied:
After a further 25 posts and being registered for at least 60 days, access to the overtaking data is granted:
The following table summarises the permissions.
(1 to 3 posts)
(4 to 25 posts)
(25+ posts, 30 days)
(50+ posts, 60 days)
|Posts are pre-moderated||Yes, first 3||No||No||No|
|Posts can be edited||No||Yes, 5 minutes||Yes, 60 minutes||Yes, 60 minutes|
|Posts can be deleted||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Posts can be reacted to||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Content can be tagged||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Profile banners can be uploaded||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Content tags can be created||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Profile posts can be edited||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Profile posts can be deleted||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Profile posts can be reacted to||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Upload attachments to profile posts and comments||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Maximum conversation recipients||1||3||5||5|
|Members can be mentioned||No||Yes, 5||Yes, 10||Yes, 10|
|Conversation messages can be edited||No||No||Yes, 10 minutes||Yes, 10 minutes|
|Signatures are permitted||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Change user name||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Polls can be added to existing threads||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Overtaking data can be viewed||No||No||No||Yes|
It is also possible to purchase account upgrades, which provide further benefits such as: adding attachments to conversations, longer editing time limits, custom titles, access to the overtaking data, and more. The following upgrades are available:
*Purchasing a Contributor or Premium Contributor upgrade will automatically change the account status to Participating Member, granting immediate and permanent access to the overtaking data.
Full details are listed on the Account upgrades page (accessible by registered members only).